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War veteran leaves gift of hope to help defeat Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Research UK has received a gift of £3,000 from the late Idris Evans, from Totton in Southampton.

Idris died with pneumonia in January 2015, aged 88. He left the gift in his will to the dementia research charity to give hope to people like his former wife, Marjorie, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease shortly before he passed away.

During the Second World War he served in the RAF and trained as a fighter pilot.His love of aviation continued throughout his life and he enjoyed visiting air shows and museums at every opportunity.

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Idris’ daughter, Jill Hodgkinson, talked about her father: “My father was a real gentleman, very kind and generous.

“He was shocked to learn that there aren’t any treatments to stop it in its tracks and that funding for research lags far behind other serious diseases.”

Joanne Fearne-Green, legacy manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK, added: “We are so grateful to Idris for remembering Alzheimer’s Research UK in his Will.

For more information about Alzheimer’s Research UK on 0300 111 5333 or email j.fearne-green@alzheimersresearchuk.org

 

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